A Chicago woman was carjacked at the BP gas station, 300 Lake St., on Dec. 27 at 9:07 p.m., according to Oak Park police.

Two men wearing black ski masks approached her in the gas station lot, one displayed a black handgun and told the woman to give up her property. The woman dropped the keys to her gray 2014 Toyota RAV4.

The gunman’s accomplice picked up the keys, and both men reportedly got into the vehicle and fled eastbound on Lake Street.

The gunman was described as 5-10 to 6-feet tall and wore a dark green jacket, black jeans, black and white shoes and blue latex gloves. His accomplice was of the same height, had a thin build and wore a black jacket, black jeans, black shoes, white socks and light blue latex gloves.

Oak Park police arrest third suspect in 7-Eleven robbery

Oak Park police have arrested a third and final suspect in an armed robbery that took place at the 7-Eleven convenience store, 240 Chicago Ave., on Dec. 11.

That attempted robbery resulted in the store clerk shooting one of the alleged robbers, a 17-year-old male, who was transported to Loyola Medical Center in Maywood, initially listed in critical condition.

The new suspect, a male juvenile from Chicago, was arrested on Dec. 27 in Carpentersville, according to police.

He was transported to the Oak Park Police Department and charged with attempted armed robbery and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon. He is being held in the Cook County Juvenile Detention Center.

Police had arrested a 15-year-old Oak Park boy on Dec. 14 that they say also participated in the robbery.

The 17-year-old who was shot in the incident remains hospitalized and is under monitoring by police. He has not yet been charged with a crime. His condition was unavailable.

Oak Park store robbed at gunpoint

Oak Park Discount Variety, 416 N. Austin Blvd., was robbed at gunpoint at 1:33 p.m. on Dec. 26, according to Oak Park police.

A man in a black ski mask entered the store and pointed a black semi-automatic handgun at the clerk and said, “Put your head down.”

The gunman then emptied the cash register into a black bag, along with the clerk’s cellphone. The gunman’s accomplice took a white skeleton mask from a display, and the two fled westbound on Lake Street.

The estimated loss is $1,215.

The gunman was described as being of average height, thin, and wearing a bright blue hoodie, black ski mask, black pants and white gym shoes. His accomplice is described as a man of average height, thin and wearing a dark hoodie with a blue floral print, black pants and white gym shoes.

Hate makes its presence felt

Signs reading “Hate Has No Home Here” and “Black Lives Matter” were stolen from the front lawn of a residence in the 800 block of South Scoville Avenue sometime between 9 p.m. on Dec. 18 and 6 p.m. on Dec. 19. The loss is $30.

Lincoln School burglarized

Lincoln Elementary School, 1111 Grove Ave., was burglarized sometime between noon on Dec. 22 and 8:13 a.m. on Dec. 27. Someone entered the school through an unlocked window and then entered several classrooms by removing the door hinge pins. No loss was reported.

Cars, left running, left

  • A green 1999 Toyota Corolla, left running, was stolen from the 7100 block of West North Avenue about 3:15 p.m. on Dec. 26. No additional information was available.
  • A blue Nissan Versa, left running, was stolen from the 200 block of Lake Street about 10:40 a.m. on Dec. 25. The thief was described as black, between the ages of 30 and 40, 5-foot-10 to 5-foot-11, 250 pounds and wearing a black skull cap over short hair and a red and black Pelle Pelle jacket, with dark pants and dark shoes.


A residence in the 200 block of South Harvey Avenue was burglarized sometime between 5:30 and 8:25 p.m. on Dec. 20. The burglar broke the glass window of the rear door to gain entry and stole two wooden jewelry boxes containing jewelry, a personal check, a handheld Crown Connect computer, a black 32-inch Vizio flat-screen TV and a toiletry bag. The estimated loss is $1,344.

Porch pirates strike again

  • A FedEx package containing a gold iPhone 7 was stolen from the porch of a residence in the 100 block of Chicago Avenue sometime between 11:45 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Dec. 19. The estimated loss is $380.
  • A FedEx package containing an Acer 211 touchscreen convertible 15.6-inch laptop was stolen from the doorstep of a residence in the 100 block of South Austin Boulevard sometime between midnight on Dec. 18 and 6 p.m. on Dec. 20.

Bah, humbug

  • Someone used a cutting tool to cut two strands of Christmas lights from the front fence at a residence in the 1000 block of Division Street, sometime between 10 p.m. on Dec. 19 and 1:30 p.m. on Dec. 21. The estimated loss due to damage is $35.
  • Christmas lights and an extension cord were stolen from the front yard of a residence in the 500 block of South Humphrey Avenue at 2:46 p.m. on Dec. 21.

Attempted armed robbery arrest

Deleon R. Walton, 19, of the 5100 block of West Fulton Street in Chicago, was arrested in the 100 block of South Lombard at 2:05 p.m. on Dec. 19 and charged with attempted armed robbery. No additional information was provided.

These items, obtained from the Oak Park and River Forest police departments, came from reports, Dec. 23-29, and represent a portion of the incidents to which police responded. Anyone named in these reports has only been charged with a crime and cases have not yet been adjudicated. We report the race of a suspect only when a serious crime has been committed, the suspect is still at large, and police have provided us with a detailed physical description of the suspect as they seek the public’s help in making an arrest.

Compiled by Timothy Inklebarger

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